Joe Biden’s administration is creating a new unit in the Justice Department to address domestic terrorism following last year’s U.S. Capitol attack angry Americans. This is in stark contrast to the willingness to allow Americans to burn buildings, loot and riot in the streets, violently occupy parts of U.S. cities and do all these things “in the name of justice”.
“We face an elevated threat from domestic violent extremists – that is, individuals in the United States who seek to commit violent criminal acts in furtherance of domestic social or political goals,” Matthew Olsen, the assistant attorney general of the department’s National Security Division, told a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Olsen said the new unit will be housed within the National Security Division and will work to “ensure that these cases are properly handled and effectively coordinated” across the department and around the country.
(Reporting by Sarah N. Lynch; Editing by Will Dunham)